British Council Partners Nigeria In History Photo Exhibition


Abuja’s leading art gallery, Thought Pyramid Art Centre recently unveiled pictures of Nigeria from the early 1900s that were archived by one of Nigeria’s foremost historians and photo collector extraordinaire, Alhaji Baba Shettima. The event with the theme; “Our History.your Story. Our Future” was curated and organized by Miss Sharon Kaburuk, a recipient of a grant award from the British Council Creative Cities UKNG. The ceremony which was colourfully celebrated among keen and enthusiastic youths and supporters of Nigeria’s inspiring journey, was supported by Integrated Diaries Ltd, Centre for Arts and Creative Talent and TaTsuniya Ent. The exhibition showcased strategic pre and post-colonial historical pictures with hopes to drive useful conversations and possible interventions on very important national historical events, festivals and other memories, which active youths are losing fast owing to our poor archiving culture. Event organizer and initiator #NigerianHistoryMatters, Sharon Kaburuk while addressing invited guests stressed that “the society today ignores the past as it prefers to itself in terms of where it is not going. Kaburuk said; “We prefer to define ourselves in terms of where we are going, not where we come from. The pictures unveiled today reminds us of our heritage in reality, to awaken the need to look closer at the truths we overlook”. She further stated that with the recent re-introduction of history in Nigeria by the current administration, this #NigerianHistoryMatters campaign, through the efforts of TaTsuniya Enterprises and Thought Pyramid Art Centre will embark on projects and activities to foster the importance of taught and research of history in schools as well as make proactive steps by embarking on projects to encourage creative talents, documentaries as well as attention on well documented visual art to preserve our history and culture.

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